February 28, 2012
Men's Volleyball Downs Mount Ida
The Lasell College men's volleyball team defeated neighboring Mount Ida College in three sets, 25-9, 25-15 and 25-14, to win their second straight match and third in their last four tries. Mount Ida dropped their fourth straight contest after their victory over Lesley University on February 22, 2012. The Mustangs fall to an overall record of 1-9 and 0-4 in the GNAC while Lasell improved to 5-5 for the year and captured their first league win of the season standing at 1-3.
Lasell got a game high nine kills on 17 attempts with only two errors by sophomore hitter Tim Anderson (Plaistow, NH). Sophomore middle Matt Dione (Danville, NH) chipped in eight kills with only one error adding two solo blocks as well. Freshman setter Matt Dugan (New Lenox, IL) distributed 20 assists while junior Alex Mill (Danville, NH) notched nine digs and seven kills.
The Mustangs were led by junior hitter Spencer Hastings (Orlando, FL) offensively with seven kills on 25 attempts and a team-high four digs. Senior hitter Franklin McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) chipped in three kills on 12 attempts while junior setter Ricky Oliveira (New Bedford, MA) dished out 14 assists.
The visitors led all the way from the start in set one handing the hosts a 25-9 loss. The second set saw the Lasers go ahead 12-4 and never look back closing out the 25-15 win. Mount Ida kept it close in set three but ultimately fell after multiple errors down the stretch falling 25-14 for the 3-0 sweep.
The Lasers will host non-conference Regis College on February 29th at 7:00 p.m. Mount Ida will return action Thursday evening with a home contest against visiting Daniel Webster College with game time slated for 6:00 p.m.